What Is It?
Johanna Hudson of Lower Sackville, N.S., writes, “My husband found this item at the dump but we have no idea what it’s used for. The handle is designed to hold easily, it’s made of metal and measures 14½ inches in length. We’d love to find out what it is!” How about it readers? Any ideas?
Lewis Thomson, of Pugwash, N. S., was just one of many who sent in the same answer to last issue’s mystery item from Rosa Cross of Tancook Island, N.S. ”It’s a decoy anchor. The centre hole is placed over the head of the decoy (such as a duck or goose) for storage and transport. When in use, one end of the decoy line is tied to the decoy and the other end to the anchor—the line is then wrapped around the anchor. You toss the anchor in the water and let the decoy go—the line will unravel to the depth of the water.” Thanks to Lewis and all who took the time to write. Go to ourcanada.ca/what-is-it to identify this issue’s mystery item. Do you have a thingamajig you can’t identify? Send along a photo and it may appear on this page! See page at left for our address.